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Mass Participation Manager

Job Introduction

Fundraising Events are an important area of growth for Diabetes UK’s Engagement and Fundraising Directorate. We have seen some great successes in our Diabetes UK bespoke challenges both in terms of acquisition and fundraised income, growing from c.3000 event participants to more than 30,000 in the last three years.

It is an exciting time to join what is a busy, successful and growing Fundraising Events & Mass Participation Team as we take the opportunity to capitalise on significant additional investment to keep growing our challenges and improving the experience we offer supporters.

Interview Date: 6 March 2020

Interviews will be taking place in Whitechapel, London

Role Responsibility

  • Project manage and develop specific mass participation event products, such as Swim22, One Million Step Challenge and our London Bridges Challenge
  • Prototype, test and launch new mass participation events with the objective of developing new and sustainable income streams.
  • Contribute to and deliver income and expenditure budgets, ensuring the best return on investment for Diabetes UK
  • Deliver events and ensure all legal, health and safety, risk assessments and crisis management requirements are met

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a solid track record marketing and delivering successful mass participation activity, as well as having excellent communication and project management skills. We are looking to recruit someone who can:

  • Project manage multiple mass participation events
  • Prototype, develop and launch to market new mass participation concepts
  • Effectively manage internal and external stakeholders, including relationships with agencies
  • Plan, manage and evaluate event day logistics
  • Prepare and manage budgets
  • Develop, implement and evaluate marketing strategies and communication plans

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan (on completion of your probation period)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

But there's more to do.  And you can be part of it.

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

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